Allison and I met online. A few years ago, I became friends with her younger sister Megan through her blog, A Barefoot Gal. Through Megan, I found Allison’s blog, A Farm Girl’s Life. I immediately started following because I found we had much in common: we were both homeschooled, Christians, and lived on a farm. A few months later, we started emailing; not too frequently, but here and there. It wasn’t until a year later that we started writing letters, and delving into deep subjects about our core beliefs that we found out we had even more in common. Turns out, Allison and I have few differences.
Allison and I have an unusual friendship. We’re best friends, and yet we live over three hundred miles apart. “What’s so unusual about that?” you might ask. That in and of itself is not out of the ordinary; many best friends have had to move away from each other and keep up their friendship long-distance. What makes our friendship unique is that neither of us had to move away: in fact, we became best friends before we had even met each other in real life.